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Making the Living

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  00:53:00  2011  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

Since a decade, the synthetic biology has given birth to new organisms made up from beginning to end. Between fundamental research and concrete applications, researchers and engineer students present this new continent of science, born of the convergence of many disciplines progresses, as the genetic engineering or the automation of proceeds.
Synthetic biology allows reproducing known DNA sequences in order to create new and artificial forms of life. Since then, their applications are impressive, in particular in the health domains (as medicines against malaria) and in energy (hydrocarbons producing bacteria).

Associate producer : Scientifilms
Participation :
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of photographs, computer graphics, underwater shots, computer images, stock shots and an advertisement.
Voice over and interviews (live sound). Original score (Vincent Drux).
PersonnalitiesCARDAYRE Stephen del(LS9, San Francisco, Etats-Unis); ENDY Drew(Dép. Génie biologique, Univ. Stanford, Etats-Unis); MARLIERE Philippe(Global Bioénergies, Evry); RETTBERG Randy(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Etats-Unis); GINSBERG Alexandra(artiste designer); GRAF Marcus(Geneart, Regensburg, Allemagne); VENTER Craig(J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville et San Diego, Etats-Unis); THOMAS Jim(ETC Group, Ottawa, Canada); COWELL Mackenzie(DIYbio, Etats-Unis); MACKIEWICZ Philippe(Chimie et biotechnologies des affaires industrielles, Sanofi-aventis); KEASLING Jay(Dép. Génie chimique et biomoléculaire, Univ. Californie, Berkeley, Etats-Unis); NEWMAN Jack(Amyris, Emeryville, Etats-Unis)
WEISSENBACH Jean(Génomique métabolique, UMR CEA Fontenay-aux-Roses, Univ. Evry et CNRS, Evry)
Date of broadcasting26/04/2012 (Arte)
Rediffusions2012/06/03 (Arte)  
NotesLS9 : Life Sciences Sustaining Billions.
CEA : Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives.
IGEM : International Genetically Engineered Machine (compétition internationale de machines génétiquement modifiées).
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PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD Cam 16:9
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportDV Cam
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